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Victim of the attacks of November 13, Aristide Barraud chases his nightmares in Burkina Faso


INVESTIGATION – Miraculously, the former professional rugby player has recovered thanks to writing, photography, but also by getting involved in a crazy project. With his friend Antoine Yaméogo, he contributes to the development of the oval balloon in this African country. With, already, an incredible success.

The look is still so sweet. The soothing voice. Listening to Aristide Barraud is, each time, taking a lesson in life. To be moved, without effusion. But do not sink, had enjoined the young man of 32 years in his book released in November 2017. The story of a rebirth. On November 13, 2015, “at 9:32 p.m.», He was on the terrace of Petit Cambodge, in Paris, in the company of his sister, Alice, and a few relatives. When the Kalashnikov bullets start to mow down the crowd, he throws himself in front of Alice to protect her. First impact in the thigh; the second cuts five ribs to smithereens, punctures his lung. One last ax his ankle. He will survive. Miraculous.

Six years later, he claims to have finally found a meaning in his life after having looked for it on all sides. Professional rugby player, the former opener at the Stade Français Paris, then in Italian clubs, had thus experienced untold suffering to try to resume the course of his career. In vain. But this…

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